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Inequality in the Food System

Animating Questions

  • What does it look like to decolonize a food system?
  • How might we shift more power to communities in order to create sustainable and equitable food systems?
  • How can we evaluate current efforts in community-led economic development through food?
  • How can we inform philanthropic investment in community to enable shared power in decision making and to build sustainable community wealth?
  • How can we bring research expertise to bear in partnership with community-based organizations?

Projects

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Unequal Funding

The distribution of competitive research grants from the National Institute for Food and Agriculture: A comparison of 1862 land grant universities, 1890 land grant universities, and other institutions

Wilson, Norbert; Walters, Lurleen; Wade, Tara; Reynolds, Kenesha. The distribution of competitive research grants from the National Institute for Food and Agriculture: A comparison of 1862 land grant universities, 1890 land grant universities, and other institutions. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, December 15, 2023; 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1002/aepp.13413

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Food Pantry Use and Barriers in Massachusetts during the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Marriott JP, Fiechtner L, Birk NW, Taitelbaum D, Odoms-Young A, Wilson NL, Clay LA, Zack RM. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Food Pantry Use and Barriers in Massachusetts during the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nutrients. 2022; 14(12):2531. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14122531

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Food Choice With Economic Scarcity and Time Abundance: A Qualitative Study

Folta, Sara C., Oyedolapo Anyanwu, Jennifer Pustz, Jennifer Oslund, Laura Paige Penkert, and Norbert Wilson. “Food Choice With Economic Scarcity and Time Abundance: A Qualitative Study.” Health Education & Behavior : The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education 49, no. 1 (February 2022): 150–58. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981211045926.

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Putting grocery food taxes on the table: Evidence for food security policy-makers

Yuqing Zheng, Jianqiang (Jason) Zhao, Steven Buck, Shaheer Burney, Harry M. Kaiser, Norbert L. Wilson. Putting grocery food taxes on the table: Evidence for food security policy-makers. Food Policy 101 (2021) 102098

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